Course Number: HYD-003
Course Field: Fluid Power
PDH Credits: 4

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of hydraulic fluids. Topics include properties of hydraulic fluids, types of hydraulic fluids, and contamination.

Course Objectives

When you have completed this course, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify the characteristics of liquid that make it desirable for use in hydraulic systems.
  2. Describe the properties and characteristics that must be considered in selecting a hydraulic liquid for a particular system, including related data.
  3. Recognize various types of hydraulic liquids and their particular characteristics and uses.
  4. Identify types, characteristics, and origin for various hydraulic system contaminants.
  5. Describe the controls and checks for various hydraulic system contaminants.

Course Content

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After you pass the quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion, which you may access within your Account page. You may present this certificate to your state licensing board as proof of course completion.